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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Nov 13, 2005 2:58am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: How do I create a slide show in the Preview Page?

oh, and if you meant
"how can i do this myself?"
we use "mplayer" to "play" the movie and extract still frames from the film file, and then use
ImageMagick's "convert" utility to staple them together
into an animated gif.
There are linux utilities (that can also work with mac OS-X and windoze when using cygwin).

Eg:
/usr/bin/mplayer -frames 1000 -sstep 5 -vo jpeg -vop scale=160:110 -jpeg outdir=/tmp/1122101427.anim /1/items/archivewalk/archivewalk.avi

/usr/bin/convert -delay 100 -loop 1000 -resize 160x110 /tmp/1122101427.anim/*.jpg gif:/1/items/archivewalk/archivewalk.gif

--tracey